Has anyone tried installing windows xp 64bit on their ep121 yet?

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  1. daveyd007

    daveyd007 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I like that XP has a much smaller footprint on system resources and want to take advantage of a smaller operating system till I can purchase an 128GB msata ssd.

    With that said, I'm having trouble getting my Windows XP 64bit CD to recognize the onboard sata controller to install the operating system.

    What SSD driver do I need to slipstream with the XP installation CD?
     
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    try intel achi
     
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    You could always use vlite to streamline Windows 7!

    Download vLite For Windows 7

    I'd done it a load of times but the link above should get you started on that road if you choose to do so.

    P.s. If you tweak Windows 7, it's not bad, even compared to a standard Windows XP install
     
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    Thanks CF77! Looks like you got it rolling on your machine. I will try it and report back. Cheers! :)
     
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    @ excalibur - I've done some tweaks already with windows 7 however, the size of the winsxs folder is what's deterring me from keeping 7 on my slate. It's 8 gigabytes without adding any favorite programs or windows updates, while the entire windows XP installation is only 2GB in size. I appreciate the suggestion nevertheless. What's the total size of your windows seven after installation and updates?
     
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    Davey, Vlite takes care of the size issue. You can get the entire windows7 install down to ~3 gigs. It's not Xp's 2, but not bad, either.
     
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    @ wicked - I'm familiar with nlite, so I'm hoping that vlite has an easy learning curve. Now that I know it would reduce the installation size significantly... I'm heading out the door to buy some blank dvds! Thanks for that tidbit of info. :)
     
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    This would be perfect, and make for a quick install using an 8 GB usb flash drive that I happen to have lying around, thanks for the link.
     
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    An EVEN better solution would be Windows 7 embedded standard but that's not really for consumer use. You can get CRAZY silly install sizes with that one.

    A retail key 'may' or may not work.
     
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